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New School Reviews

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 3/31 review 18
I feel responsible to tell prospective teachers the truth to shield them… [747 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 3/31 review 72
I worked there for two years & it was the worst experience of my career… [139 words]

• Singapore American School Singapore 3/31 review 13
My advice is to treat the school as a job & means to some end… [5,380 words]

• American School Dubai UAE 3/30 review 13
Hopefully, the future is brighter than the present for this huge school… [323 words]

• Canadian International School Vietnam 3/30 review 11
I wasn’t sure what to expect because of the older reviews… [1,010 words]

• Columbus School Medellin Colombia 3/30 review 9
For the region, the pay is good and the housing allowance is adequate… [122 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 3/29 review 62
Full of adults from developing countries who’s first language is not English… [213 words]

• Kaohsiung American School Taiwan 3/29 review 13
KAS is an average school if you’re a single or couple & have no children… [645 words]

• Universal American School UAE 3/29 review 28
Each year the school’s atmosphere & culture have deteriorated… [237 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 3/29 review 29
Wait until the current management are out & COVID numbers decrease… [384 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 3/29 review 32
I hope my comments provide an insight into elements of my time here… [907 words]

• American International School Vietnam 3/29 review 40
Overall, a really great place to work… [178 words]

• BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China 3/26 review 9
Only after leaving do I understand how stressful that company is… [119 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 3/26 review 4
They broke contract & left us stranded with no support… [1,083 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 3/26 review 71
A fantastic country just look elsewhere for a school to work in… [56 words]

• International Community School Jordan 3/26 review 13
An IGSCE school with no organized curriculum… [109 words]

• Morogoro International School Tanzania 3/25
First time reviewed on ISR [263 words]

• British School New Delhi India 3/25
First time reviewed on ISR [612 words]

• Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar 3/25 review 11
The school has seen a few leadership changes in the last couple years… [357 words]

• International School of Curitiba Brazil 3/24 review 12
School pre COVID was doing well… [75 words]

• American Community School Beirut Lebanon 3/24 review 11
We’d planned to stay longer but it is impossible… [1,054 words]

• Yew Wah International Education School Shanghai Lingang China 3/24 review 3
Management is odd & students need more support… [677 words]

• Beijing No. 80 High School, International Department China 3/23 review 2
Students would ask for 80% & scared teachers would raise their grades… [167 words]

• Qingdao #1 International School Shandong China 3/23 review 13
The curriculum is not very organized at all… [628 words]

• Aquinas American School Spain 3/22
First time reviewed on ISR [406 words]

• American School Bangkok Thailand 3/22 review 28
Added clause to contracts to avoid labor law, specifically severance pay… [125 words]

• Seoul Foreign School Korea 3/22 review 16
It feels more like a corporation than a place where students can be kids… [718 words]

• International School Amsterdam Netherlands 3/19 review 6
Its reputation is far better than what actually happens… [173 words]

• Cheongna Dalton School Korea 3/19 review 17
The school has officially asked teachers to stop leaving ISR reviews… [75 words]

• Mingdao High School Taiwan 3/19 review 8
Not for educators looking for a collaborative community… [228 words]

• Traill International School Thailand 3/19 review 7
Fantastic if you’re looking for an easy ride, with compensation to match… [972 words]

• Xinhua Academy China 3/18
First time reviewed on ISR [741 words]

• British International School Tbilisi Georgia 3/18 review 4
Georgia is a great place though & I enjoyed my time there & at the school… [264 words]

• Canadian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 3/17 review 5
My time at CISP was well-spent and I wish that I were able to stay longer… [308 words]

• International School Yangon Myanmar 3/17 review 9
I knew that was a warning sign, but I tried to stay positive… [283 words]

• English Nursery and Primary School Moscow Russia 3/16 review 6
Company has a good feel, authenticity in trying to provide a good education… [267 words]

• Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea 3/16 review 18
Going through some major teething pains at the moment… [725 words]

• Bishop Mackenzie International School Malawi 3/16 review 11
Crime, theft, regular power failures, & pathetic internet… [199 words]

• Institut auf dem Rosenberg Switzerland 3/15 review 11
Would I work there again? Not for all the money in the world… [124 words]

• Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong China 3/15 review 15
School fees are extortionate & resources are second if not third rate… [554 words]

• Kang Chiao International School Taiwan 3/15 review 4
Strong benefits to this school, but balanced negative environment… [989 words]

• Dominican International School Taipei Taiwan 3/12 review 5
There are little annoyances, good days & bad days… [1,100 words]

• Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea 3/12 review 17
Hopefully, this can help others from the same mistake of trusting GSIS… [142 words]

• British School Bahrain 3/11 review 38
Parents pay a lot & you’ll see none of that invested in the school or staff… [457 words]

• Kampala International School Uganda 3/11 review 13
Unfortunately, the students come last at KISU… [123 words]

• Riverside School Czech Republic 3/10 review 14
If you’re considering this school – look closely at the previous reviews… [776 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 3/10 review 3
Sadly, I find it doubtful that the school will ever truly flourish… [698 words]

• Nagoya International School Japan 3/9 review 11
I did not know the term “gaslighting” before working at NIS… [1,967 words]

• Istanbul International Community School Turkey 3/9 review 19
You’ll be reasonably respected, but you won’t find much sense of community… [230 words]

• Qingdao #1 International School Shandong China 3/9 review 12
After 4 years this is the first I experienced a negative working environment… [748 words]

• Metropolitan International School Egypt 3/8 review 7
I’m leaving based on the lack of integrity, leadership, and support… [420 words]

• Kampala International School Uganda 3/8 review 12
Your dignity & self-respect will not remain unscathed… [1,814 words]

• British School Alexandria Egypt 3/8 review 17
The ministry have taken over & haven’t allowed any money to be spent… [203 words]

• Qatar Academy Doha Qatar 3/5 review 27
At present, I can’t recommend, nor would I put my children into this school… [335 words]

• International School Campus Germany 3/5 review 3
Lots of busy work that has nothing to do with teaching or learning… [125 words]

• Mingdao High School Taiwan 3/5 review 7
Nasty, vindictive & take it personally when someone chooses to leave… [569 words]

• Bordeaux International School France 3/4
First time reviewed on ISR [856 words] 

• Oslo International School Norway 3/4
First time reviewed on ISR [127 words]

• International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 3/4 review 28
Seemingly only care about money & increasing student numbers… [130 words]

• Bahrain Bayan School Bahrain 3/4 review 14
Has a few positives but I’ve never been treated so poorly… [1,492 words]

• Repton International School Malaysia 3/3 review 13
Staff have been told to only give positive feedback from now on… [624 words]

• GEMS World Academy Singapore 3/3 review 7
Many teachers will not renew their contracts & will be leaving… [62 words]

• Canadian International School Hefei China 3/3 review 2
Overall I had a nice experience in Hefei & at CISH… [219 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 3/3 review 35
If this saves one person from making the mistake I made, it’s worth it… [271 words]

• American School Yaounde Cameroon 3/2 review 22
I certainly do not agree with the previous review… [390 words]

• Springboard International Bilingual School China 3/2 review 6
Experienced educators don’t stay here long… [513 words]

• The American School Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo 3/2 review 17
Not for the faint of heart & I’d very strongly encourage caution… [351 words]

• British School Netherlands 3/2 review 2
Brexit & COVID have had a dramatic affect on student role… [102 words]

• Shanghai United International School China 3/1 review 22
The school is small but punches well above its weight… [250 words]

• CfBT Project Brunei Darussalam 3/1 review 10
Schools are literally falling down & are dangerous… [489 words]

• Garden International School Thailand 3/1 review 11
It took the heart & passion out of this school… [617 words]

• Kaiwen Academy Haidian China 3/1 review 19
The numerous negative reviews paint a very accurate picture… [1,602 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Greg Brunton 3/31 (Director Report 2)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Greg Brunton 3/31 (Director Report 3)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Michael Boots 3/30 (Director Report 2)
International School of Curitiba

• Ciara Johnson 3/30 (Principal Report 3)
International Programs School Saudi Arabia

• Alun Yorath 3/26 (Director Report 3)
International Community School Jordan

• David Cole 3/26 (Director Report 11)
British International School Ukraine

• Tom Nolan 3/26 (Principal Report 2)
Harrow International School Beijing China

• Vanita Uppal 3/25 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
British School New Delhi India

• Mark Tait 3/25 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
British School New Delhi India

• Jeff Leppard 3/25 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Budapest Hungary

• Michael Boots 3/24 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Curitiba Brazil

• Peter Pelosi 3/24 (Director Report 3)
Karachi American School Pakistan

• Cheryl Klaver 3/24 (Principal Report 3)
APU International School Vietnam

• Jessica Lenhart 3/23 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Qingdao #1 International School Shandong China

• Michael Page 3/23 (Director Report 3)
Qingdao #1 International School Shandong China

• Damian Prest 3/23 (Principal Report 2)
Seoul Foreign School Korea

• Darlene Sullivan 3/22 (Principal Report 2)
Blyth Academy Qatar

• Saima Rana 3/22 (Principal Report 26)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Stephen Priest 3/19 (Director Report 2)
British International School Tbilisi Georgia

• Stephen Priest 3/18 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
British International School Tbilisi Georgia

• Peter Coles 3/18 (Director Report 2)
Al Sahwa Schools Oman

• Saima Rana 3/18 (Principal Report 25)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Christine Xu 3/17 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Andrew Leale 3/17 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• James Craig 3/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Jeff Trudeau 3/16 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Ouagadougou Burkina Faso

• Saima Rana 3/16 (Principal Report 24)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Stephen Caskie 3/15 (Principal Report 3)
International School Azerbaijan

• Peter Pelosi 3/15 (Director Report 2)
Karachi American School Pakistan

• Saima Rana 3/12 (Director Report 23)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Carolyn Mason Parker 3/12 (Director Report 5)
Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar

• Rebecca Carter 3/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar

• Saima Rana 3/11 (Director Report 22)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Jeff Holcomb 3/11 (Principal Report 6)
Seoul Foreign School Korea

• Daniel Mock 3/10 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
ISG Jubail School Saudi Arabia

• Rachel Harrington 3/10 (Principal Report 3)
International School Manila Philippines

• Matthew Parr 3/9 (Principal Report 4)
Nagoya International School Japan

• Andrew Frezludeen 3/8 (Director Report 5)
Metropolitan International School Egypt

• Dave Krocker 3/8 (Principal Report 11)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Terry Garbett 3/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Kampala International School Uganda

• William Hurtado 3/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

• Rachel Harrington 3/5 (Principal Report 2)
International School Manila Philippines

• Mary West 3/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Panamericano Colombia

• Dave Krocker 3/4 (Principal Report 10)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Jared Harris 3/3 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Cairo American College Egypt

• Patricia Martinez Orozco 3/3 (Principal Report 4)
Yoyogi International School Japan

• Kristen Murphy 3/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Adrian Frost 3/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Amity International School UAE

• George Palmer 3/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Neil Hugo 3/1 (Director Report 3)
International Programs School Saudi Arabia

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